From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize–winning novel The Remains of the Day comes a luminous meditation on the act of forgetting and the power of memory.
In post-Arthurian Britain, the wars that once raged between the Saxons and the Britons have finally ceased. Axl and Beatrice, an elderly British couple, set off to visit their son, whom they haven't seen in years. And, because a strange mist has caused mass amnesia throughout the land, they can scarcely remember anything about him. As they are joined on their journey by a Saxon warrior, his orphan charge, and an illustrious knight, Axl and Beatrice slowly begin to remember the dark and troubled past they all share. By turns savage, suspenseful, and intensely moving, The Buried Giant is a luminous meditation on the act of forgetting and the power of memory.
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Love the story outline
And the descriptive story
Very vivid!!! Like a book should be or story
Overly descriptive and drags on
"The steam rising from the pot like a ghost from its grave, white, moist and hot as it plumes like smoke from a chimney" Uhhh yeah we all know what steam is. This book spends way too much time describing everyday scenery and too little on the actual story.